This last week I took the week and we traveled to give the kids one last adventure before school starts. I've been having so much success with Nutrisystem I didn't want to give up just because I was on vacation. Normally on vacations I gain a lot of weight because of all the eating out and snacking. I didn't want to be set back all the weight I have already lost. I was excited that this time I could change that. I could take my Nutrisystem meals with me as Nutrisystem is great for traveling!
I packed all my Nutrisystem meals for the 3 and a half days I was going to be gone. It didn't take much room at all. I used my new reusable tote as it helped keep it in it's own compartment so I didn't lose any meals in a big bag and so I could have easy access to get to while we were traveling in the car.
What I found was that having the meals with me definitely kept me from eating a lot of bad food. I had easy meals to fix up, and they didn't take much time at all. The difficult part was when we weren't at our resident location. There were a few times when we were out and about and I didn't have access to hot water or a microwave. That is when the meals became difficult. Without a microwave to warm up the meals or hot water to add to my soups, that is when I found I struggled and slipped and just ate what was available.
So really, I ate about 50/50 on this trip. About 50% of the time I ate my nutrisystem meals. The other 50% of the time when I didn't have a microwave available I ate not so great. I did learn however that next time I make a trip like this, I will take a lot more of the lunch bars with me so I can have easy meals even without a microwave handy, so I can do much better next time.
I did however discover that being on the Nutrisystem program for 3 weeks has really helped me control my portions. When I ate out, I wasn't able to eat as much as I normally would have eaten. I think that really helped save me from gaining all my weight back, because I was able to keep better portions. So thank you Nutrisystem for helping me learn about proper portions and helping my stomach recognize them too, so I don't keep eating when I need to stop!
So where is my progress this week?
Total weight loss: 8.39 lbs.
So, I didn't lose any weight this week, but I'm mostly just ecstatic that I didn't gain any weight either after having so many cheat meals! I have to say if I wouldn't have taken any Nutrisystem meals with me and eaten them when I could, I would have gained a lot of weight. If you plan well, you can definitely use Nutrisystem on vacations, and you don't have to experience any weight loss set backs. If you can be even more diligent than me, you will probably even lose some weight!
I hope you will continue with me on my journey as I blog each week of my experiences and success with Nutrisystem Nation over the next four months!
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